Passing the Torch: How Will Internet Governance Change in a Post-American World? - "How the Internet is governed will change significantly in the year ahead, as the U.S. government anticipates relinquishing its oversight of key technical functions to ICANN and China launches a competing institution to encourage greater state control of the Internet. This creates significant uncertainty and raises important questions for stakeholders around the world. Does ICANN have the institutional capacity and leadership ability to take on its new role? How will the rapidly changing environment impact Internet policy in coming years? And who will be the biggest winners and losers?" Streamed LIVE on March 17, 2016. Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), Washington D.C. -- Domain Name: itif.org
Comments from the panel:
Zuck: "The [multistakeholder] process is an ugly process ... the fact that everyone is dissatisfied with this [IANA Transition & ICANN Accountability] proposal is a testament to its success ... there is no one that is happy with everything in this proposal"
Sheckler: "The Devil is in the Details"
Lawrence E. Strickling
Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and Administrator
National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Vice President, Strategic Programs, Global Domain Division
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel
Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)
Vice President, Government Affairs
21st Century Fox Corporation
ACT | The App Association